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Pray for Mother Earth, and global leaders’ wisdom

Join us What: Interfaith prayer vigil in advance of Paris climate talks When: 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 29 Where: Lutheran Church of the Incarnation, 1701 Russell Blvd. On Nov. 29, the eve of the Paris climate talks, our prayers will join those of other citizens of the world in support of the actions of our […]

Family needs help with this

Dear Annie: My 12-year-old daughter confessed to me this evening that she believes she is bisexual. She was quite upset about a comment made by another girl today. I immediately comforted her and explained that I love her, no holds barred. She will always be my baby. I know your column has recommended some websites […]

Don’t put ‘fairness’ over family

Dear Readers: Happy Thanksgiving to one and all! We hope you are fortunate enough to be spending the holiday with family and friends, and that you will remember those who are alone and would love to be included with your family. Our special thanks to those readers who are spending the day volunteering at shelters […]

Too much info online

Dear Annie: A couple of months ago, I met a guy at a concert and he added me as his friend on Facebook. Except for that one encounter, I don’t really know him. Tonight, I was strolling through Facebook and noticed a very disturbing post he had made. It bothered me so much that I […]

Situation grows intolerable

Dear Annie: I have been married for 50 years and don’t think I can stand one more day. The man I am married to was once everything to me. Now, as each day passes, I grow more resentful. I like him less and less, almost to the point of hatred. He has always been a […]

Tom Elias: Email hints at possible Brown corruption role

There is no doubt Gov. Jerry Brown has tolerated corruption in his administration. But now there are hints that he might be personally involved in some of it. For corruption Brown has known about, but not curbed, start with the Public Utilities Commission, proven to have decided multibillion-dollar rate cases after lengthy private contacts and […]

Well, if he doesn’t ask …

Dear Annie: I am six months into a separation from my husband of seven years. (The separation was his idea.) I thought our relationship was solid and was completely blindsided when he told me he felt deserted and lonely. While I am still hoping for reconciliation, I have recently begun seeing someone else. My relationship […]

Leave the dog at home, huh?

Dear Annie: I would like to know why stores allow people to bring their pets inside. I have seen dogs sitting in the carts with their blankets as the owners push through the store. I often see one particular owner at the same store. She appears to like the attention the dog brings, as she […]

Insurance arrangement shows PUC hasn’t changed

State commissions, like people and corporations, rarely change unless they’re given strong motivation; sometimes change has to be forced on them. The latest evidence now demonstrates that the California Public Utilities Commission is no different. Gov. Jerry Brown, who appointed all five current members of this scandal-plagued agency, just over a month ago refused to […]

Just Us in Davis: Giving thanks for Asian and Muslim Americans

As the final weeks of 2015 are upon us, I recall several 50th anniversaries that this year brought our American family: the March from Selma (“Bloody Sunday”), the Voting Rights Act, the creation of Medicare and Medicaid. One 50th anniversary I heard little about was the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965. Though I and […]

Still blames her for everything

Dear Annie: My son, “Robert,” is 50 years old. He has no contact with his older sister or me. When Robert was 13, my husband and I divorced. His father was a troubled person. He was a typical old-fashioned European father who believed in physical punishment, and used a belt when disciplining his son. I […]

They don’t like the grandkids

Dear Annie: My in-laws have always caused problems, but things have escalated since my husband and I had children. They live 30 minutes away, but they refuse to visit. When our second child was born, they didn’t come to my baby shower or to the hospital. When they finally visited, they didn’t even look at […]

Where there’s a will (or three) …

Dear Annie: While my mother was still alive, she gave a substantial amount of money to my oldest son, “Rick.” Everyone but Mother knew she was supporting his drug habit (which he has since overcome). When she died, her will gave equal amounts of money to both of my sons. My younger son, “Chris,” was […]

Trying, but running out of patience

Dear Annie: I am 17, married, with a 1-year-old daughter. I am doing amazingly well for a teen mom. My husband and I have a house and car, I’m finishing school, and we are both working. Before we moved into our house, we lived with my husband’s father and brother. When my brother-in-law expressed interest […]

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